Directional Drill Operator

| Tucson, AZ, USA
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The Directional Drill Operator is responsible for directional drill operation, reading prints and driving. This role performs tasks involving physical labor at road/highway sites and heavy construction projects. (This is meant to be a guide. Duties may vary dependent upon management.)

Essential Position Functions:

  • Responsible for operating directional drilling bore equipment for underground utility construction.
  • Confirm bore path with install foreman/management and drill locator (including walking the bore path.)
  • Perform job site analysis (JSA) including completion of any required documentation.
  • Assess current drill path conditions for safe operation and monitor for changes.
  • Inspect and prepare construction sites to eliminate hazards.
  • Ensure there are proper clearances to install cabling per standards.
  • Record the depth of the tool head as required and maintain bore log.
  • Spot for utilities and verify that locates are correct. Continue communication with pot-hole crew.
  • Complete daily inspections on bore equipment.
  • Service and maintain equipment.
  • Operate a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Familiarity with mini excavator and skid steer is preferred.
  • Ensure that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed.
  • Daily timekeeping required.
  • Perform work following established and TrueNet mandated Safety and Health guidelines.
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and effectively with little to no supervision.
  • Other duties as required.

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED is preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience with directional drilling is required.
  • Must be able be knowledgeable with 811 standards, procedures, and requirements.
  • Must possess knowledge of drilling practices in various soil conditions.
  • Knowledge of traffic control standards is preferred.
  • Must be able to read and interpret construction blueprints.
  • Must be able to dig and pothole as necessary.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) skills preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Windows based computers is preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete assignments accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Able to effectively handle multiple priorities with a strong attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, oral and written communications skills.
  • Must be able to work alone, and with a team.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License and have a clean driving record. CDL is preferred.
  • Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequent walking, standing, climbing, bending/twisting, pushing/pulling within the work area.
  • Must be able to pass a DOT physical to obtain and maintain a DOT Health Card.
  • Must be able to lift, up to 100 pounds. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate with employees, management, peers, et al.
  • Must be able to work in various weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, and dry).

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those of a standard office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to travel up to 50% (most travel is planned).
  • Ability to work in all temperatures, climates, and weather conditions.
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends, as needed, to meet client needs.
  • Ability to operate a commercial vehicle and/or pulling a trailer.
  • Carry, set-up and extend ladders weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Must be able to work in loud, noise-filled, environment out in the field.
  • The position requires working independently, as well as part of a team.
  • This position requires verbal and face-to-face contact with others daily.
  • This position requires use of all general office equipment.
  • Must be able to pass background and drug screen.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

TrueNet is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans.

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We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas for this position (H1B, etc.).

TrueNet Communications is a national infrastructure engineering and specialty contractor serving the wireless, broadband, and telecommunications markets. We plan, design, build and support communications infrastructure for our clients across North America. Join our team of professionals where you can advance your career in a fast pace, GROWING industry! We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, 401k, paid time off and paid holidays.

More Information on TrueNet Communications
TrueNet Communications operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Jacksonville, FL. TrueNet Communications was founded in 1985. It has 301 total employees. To see all 6 open jobs at TrueNet Communications, click here.
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